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Polaris opens new assembly plant in Poland


by Josée Paquet

Polaris Industries has just inaugurated a brand new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. It's the company's first-ever plant to produce off-road vehicles outside of North America.

The Opole facility, covering about 345,000 square feet, will employ 300 people in 2015 but has capacity for up to 500 employees to help Polaris meet future market demand. Shipments to customers are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015. The plant will produce approximately 35 different models for distribution in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

“With a stated goal of a third of our total Company sales outside North America, the Opole facility is a cornerstone for our international growth plans, as it provides both a timely capacity increase and a localized manufacturing presence that allows us to provide the best possible experience for our customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO. “We are incredibly excited to add the highly-skilled employees in Poland to our outstanding Polaris team and confident in their ability to spur ongoing growth in the EMEA region.”

Source : Polaris

Polaris opens new assembly plant in Poland
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